Types of Applications – Do You Know What’s Perfect for Your Business?
2022-09-19 | Adam Końca | mobile app
The key element of achieving your business goals via mobile devices is defining the technology in which the applications will be designed. Both expectations- in terms of results and chosen directions of development should determine its selection. Nowadays, the existing possibilities allow us to create an application in native or hybrid technology. Both these solutions have their advantages and disadvantages, so you should familiarize with them before making a decision. What are native applications?
Native applications are created individually for each operating system. Practically, it means that they are created for each individual mobile platform, such as Android, iOS, in different programming language. The necessity of using different type of programming according to each distinct platform requires that the native application project must be made by separate teams of suitably specialized developers.
The advantages of such programs are: high performance and effective handling of the build-in functions of mobile devices, e.g. cameras or sensors. Native applications are based on the standards of the said platforms; therefore they have a well-adapted User Experience. The architecture of the project is transparent and solid, which makes its management and expansion easy. The immediate availability of all technical innovations, and thus the ability to easily adapting your application to the latest trends is also of great importance. In this case, the error detection is as well easier due to the access to multiple analytic tools.
The disadvantage of native applications is quite a high cost and long development time due to the fact that the individual versions are created simultaneously by independent development teams.
Can you do differently?
A way to eliminate the problem linked to hiring different development teams to create different versions of the application can be the use of pre-made app engine, such as Zitrona. On its basis, the IT specialists are easily capable of creating and integrating the application with any platform, thus reduce programming works and, as you can guess, effectively reduce the costs. This solution doesn’t require creating the app from scratch, due to the use of ready-made components and functionality. Therefore, it should be noted, that Zitrona is the modern way of reducing costs without decreasing the quality of the product.
What are hybrid applications?
Hybrid applications can be created for several platforms- one part of them is shared, the other is created individually for chosen platforms. This means you can save a lot of time and money, because it limits the quantity of IT people engaged. Usually, native applications require hiring at least two specialists, while in hybrids frequently one person is enough.
The said applications are created based on two methods. In first case the technologies used by webpages extended by additional framework and extensions oriented on mobile apps are used. The other way of making hybrid apps is the use of systems oriented specifically for native components. In this case the shared view layer is used, and the components are made accordingly to their target system. The cons of this developing form are lower development potential and less suited User Experience. The frequent changes in programming ecosystems, troublesome service of in-built devices’ functions (e.g. AR, Bluetooth), lower application’s performance and large number of unstable libraries (lack of general supplier, as in Apple or Google) can be as well troublesome.
Which solution you should go for?
While choosing the particular technology, it is worth considering several issues: most importantly specify your expectations towards the functionality of the application and to determine its future development potential. The hybrid technology is recommended mainly in cases of simple and uncomplicated projects, as well as those with low budget. If the program uses specific smartphone functions and corrupts its functionality, it is better to choose native technology.
You can also go a step ahead and significantly facilitate the process of creating a mobile application by focusing on the functionality of the Zitron engine the functionality of the Zitron engine. Regardless of whether the entire business is going to be transferred to the application or your goal is to create an e-commerce application, it is worth using the potential of the available tools.
If you have a specific idea but you are not sure if it’s achievable, be sure to contact us.